FDCPA Litigation on the Rise: WebRecon Stats for Jan. 2019
The latest data from WebRecon LLC are in and lawsuits filed under the FDCPA are up compared to the prior month:
FDCPA was up +25.8% over Dec, but down -11.9% compared to January 2018.
This is consistent with my own observation over the years that plaintiffs’ attorneys tend to crank up their machinery at the beginning of the year. Annual FDCPA complaint filings have been on a downward trend since 2016; we’ll have to wait and see how 2019 shakes out and whether any of the pending Supreme Court cases or cert. petitions will affect FDCPA litigation.